Campus Visits & Tours

A visit to campus is one of the best ways to learn about the university's academic programs, student services, and community life. We encourage future students and their parents to register for an Engineering Information Session to learn more about the Cockrell School and the university.

Campus Visits

When registering online, students also register for an official campus visit led by a freshman admissions counselor to give students the inside scoop on admissions, housing, financial aid and other important topics. Separate information sessions are held for both prospective and admitted students, followed by a student-led tour of campus.

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Engineering Information Sessions

Information sessions for prospective freshmen are typically hosted on Fridays or Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. An academic advisor from Engineering Student Services (ESS) leads the sessions. Students and parents receive information about the different engineering degrees offered, as well as information about student services.

Students customize their campus visits by registering online through Be a Longhorn. Dates and times may vary. Students are asked to arrive at the scheduled location 15 minutes before their meeting. Students may call ESS at (512) 471-4321 for more information or to make a reservation for the Engineering Information Session by phone.

Click to see the Fall 2014 Schedule
Friday September 5 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday September 12 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Monday September 15 2:00 - 3:30 pm POB 2.302
Friday September 19 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday September 26 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday October 3 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday October 10 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday October 17 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday October 24 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Monday October 27 2:00 - 3:30 pm POB 2.402
Friday October 31 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday November 7 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Monday November 10 2:00 - 3:30 pm POB 2.302
Friday November 14 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday November 21 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday December 5 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday December 12 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Friday December 19 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102
Monday December 22 2:00 - 3:30 pm WRW 102

Individual Department Meetings by Appointment 

The following departments offer individual appointments with students and their families:  Aerospace Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; and the Equal Opportunity in Engineering program.  Students are highly encouraged to attend a Cockrell School Information Session before scheduling an individual appointment with a department.  View department information 

Residence Hall Tours

The campus residence hall staff offers tours to introduce prospective students to living on campus. These tours are a chance to learn how the Division of Housing and Food Service provides positive living experiences through wellness programs, leadership opportunities, and group learning. Visit residence hall rooms, academic community centers, study lounges, dining centers, and more.  No registration required.  View the residence hall tour schedule   

Explore UT 

Visit us during the university's annual open house and participate in any of the nearly 400 events, activities, performances, exhibits, lectures, and demonstrations for the entire family.  Learn about engineering, hear from professors, participate in hands-on activities led by student organization leaders, and more. The event is free, no registration required.  Create your own Explore UT schedule  

Admissions Center Visit

The university maintains admissions centers on campus, around the state, and in New York City, staffed by admissions professionals who work with and meet with prospective students and their families.  To attend an information session in your local area, view the list of UT Austin Admission Centers.

Customize Your Visit

How to Apply

View the How to Apply flyer (PDF) for instructions on Cockrell School admissions, honors, scholarship and other applications.

FAQs After Admission

Why the Cockrell School? Find out what we have to offer you!  Browse the FAQs for answers to specific questions.